The Leeds United chairman Ken Bates has attacked fans who staged protests against his chairmanship as "morons", telling them he "ain't going anywhere soon".Around 300 disgruntled Leeds supporters gathered in the Elland Road car park ahead of Saturday's home defeat to Middlesbrough in protest at the club's lack of investment in the team over the summer.Bates said in Tuesday night's programme notes for the 4-1 win over Hull City: "I'm saying I'm unimpressed by the demonstrations of a few morons on Saturday and ain't going anywhere soon. Some fans may not like me, or agree with me, but you're stuck with me.
"I saved your club in 2005 and 2007 when nobody else would. The rebuilding of Leeds United is a bit like sex. In an age of instant gratification, Leeds United is having a long, drawn-out affair with plenty of foreplay and slow arousal.
"We're in this for the long term. We may have had two disappointing results, but we will get there – we are building for the future."